Jump to content


Photo

Led Display In Rear Window


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#1 Son of Nod

Son of Nod

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 32 posts
  • Name: Anthony
  • Ford Model: Focus Zetec
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Cheshire

Posted 12 August 2014 - 10:00 AM

How legal is this? As I want a display warning the drivers behind us that there children in the back of the car. I have found those namby pamby stick on things don't work.

So something eye level would work.



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 stevegtuk

stevegtuk

    Stevegtuk

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 564 posts
  • Name: Steve
  • Ford Model: MONDEO
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Yorkshire

Posted 12 August 2014 - 08:51 PM

Aren't the namby pamby stick on things to inform the emergency services that there was a child or baby in the car in the event of an accident.

If you put an led version in, it is likely to switch off in an accident so the emergency services won't know if there is anyone else to look for in a smashed vehicle.



#3 Son of Nod

Son of Nod

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 32 posts
  • Name: Anthony
  • Ford Model: Focus Zetec
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Cheshire

Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:06 AM

To be honest I haven't a clue. Nobody seems to care if you have children in the rear. So, I was thinking of something clearer. 



#4 stevegtuk

stevegtuk

    Stevegtuk

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 564 posts
  • Name: Steve
  • Ford Model: MONDEO
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Yorkshire

Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:19 AM

To be honest, if nobody seems to care about you having a child in the back it won't make any difference what you do, they still won't care.



#5 Philf1

Philf1

    Ford until I die!

  • FOC Supporters
  • 1,780 posts
  • Name: Phil
  • Ford Model: Fiesta ST2
  • Year: 2014
  • Location: Yorkshire
Contributor

Posted 13 August 2014 - 09:58 AM

Might be a bit controversial here but what is the point really? If I'm behind you I will take just as much care not to crash into you even if you don't have the sticker.

Or is it a way of saying look at what I've done lol.


Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC mobile app

#6 Son of Nod

Son of Nod

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 32 posts
  • Name: Anthony
  • Ford Model: Focus Zetec
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Cheshire

Posted 13 August 2014 - 10:12 AM

Might be a bit controversial here but what is the point really? If I'm behind you I will take just as much care not to crash into you even if you don't have the sticker.

Or is it a way of saying look at what I've done lol.


Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC mobile app

 

Just wish other drivers had that mentality, and not being up our !Removed!. And yes, you could say that  :)



#7 jeebowhite

jeebowhite

    Resident Loon

  • Super Mod
  • 17,735 posts
  • Name: James
  • Ford Model: Sea Grey Mondeo MKIV 1.8TDCi 140ps Zetec
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Kent
Contributor

Posted 13 August 2014 - 10:49 AM

It depends on what you mean by the LED version. If its a stick in the window, it doesnt differ to the stick up sign.

 

as for cars up your backside, I find no sticker works. the only thing that works is getting out of their way and letting them speed off.



#8 Philf1

Philf1

    Ford until I die!

  • FOC Supporters
  • 1,780 posts
  • Name: Phil
  • Ford Model: Fiesta ST2
  • Year: 2014
  • Location: Yorkshire
Contributor

Posted 13 August 2014 - 12:20 PM

Or a quick dab of the middle pedal that usually makes them think


Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC mobile app

#9 jeebowhite

jeebowhite

    Resident Loon

  • Super Mod
  • 17,735 posts
  • Name: James
  • Ford Model: Sea Grey Mondeo MKIV 1.8TDCi 140ps Zetec
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Kent
Contributor

Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:48 PM

that much is true!



#10 stevegtuk

stevegtuk

    Stevegtuk

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 564 posts
  • Name: Steve
  • Ford Model: MONDEO
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Yorkshire

Posted 13 August 2014 - 08:48 PM

Or maybe the "You are being filmed sticker"  will work better  :whistling:

 

can_you_see_my_rear_view_cameras_smile_y



#11 Son of Nod

Son of Nod

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 32 posts
  • Name: Anthony
  • Ford Model: Focus Zetec
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Cheshire

Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:53 AM

I like this



#12 stevegtuk

stevegtuk

    Stevegtuk

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 564 posts
  • Name: Steve
  • Ford Model: MONDEO
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Yorkshire

Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:35 AM

Or even, get a couple of fake aerials on the roof, some lights in the rear window and wear a hi vis vest and people might think your an unmarked police car ;)

 

http://www.ukspeedtr...k/police206.htm



#13 jeebowhite

jeebowhite

    Resident Loon

  • Super Mod
  • 17,735 posts
  • Name: James
  • Ford Model: Sea Grey Mondeo MKIV 1.8TDCi 140ps Zetec
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Kent
Contributor

Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:11 PM

Tis an idea lol sadly the display of anything that simulates lights is an offence as far as I know

#14 stevegtuk

stevegtuk

    Stevegtuk

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 564 posts
  • Name: Steve
  • Ford Model: MONDEO
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Yorkshire

Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:26 AM

Tis an idea lol sadly the display of anything that simulates lights is an offence as far as I know

 

I'll reword it :P

 

get a couple of fake aerials on the roof, some plastic light surrounds in the rear window that look as if lights would be fitted in them (or those emergency amber strobe lights you can get on ebay, but obviously don't use them on the road) and wear a hi vis vest and people might think your an unmarked police car.

 

Plus from reading that link, it suggests that unmarked cars have two people in most of the time. In that case if you are on your own, get a blow up doll with a hi vis vest in the passenger seat :lol:

 

James, I am aware that blue and red flashing lights are illegal for none emergency services to use, but I didn't want to write too much and lose the plot :P 

Saying that, are they allowed to be fitted providing they are only switched on on private land or shows, in the same way things like blue neons, and red lights showing at the front of the car are only allowed to be used in the same way. Or is it illegal full stop to have them, for example when emergency service cars are sold on and their lights have to be removed or painted over.



#15 Son of Nod

Son of Nod

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 32 posts
  • Name: Anthony
  • Ford Model: Focus Zetec
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Cheshire

Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:43 AM

Looking like a sign is being made warning of 'those' tailgaters that they are being fillumed. 



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users